What’s up everyone, Welcome back to the channel. Today we’re going to be going over the Portable affordable 8k content creation setup, we are going to be using the iPad Pro, but this is not the 2020 iPad Pro, this is the 2018 iPad Pro. And that’s what we’re going to use in order to create some content and what we’re going to be shooting with. We’re gonna go over here in a minute, but first I just want to put up a quick disclaimer at the time of this article. Luma fusion is not allowing me to export an 8k video.
So if you’re not watching this article in 8k, that’s why I was only able to export in 4k However, it does allow you to edit 8k footage, I just wanted to put that out there. So let’s go ahead and not waste time and dive straight into this beginning with the items. Now all of the items are going to be found in the description if you feel checking them out or picking some of them up. As you can see the camera we’re going to be using is the LG V 60. The reason why I went with the V 60 instead of ay other phone out there that can shoot 8k is because the price technically speaking, you can pick up the V 60 for under 700 bucks. And if you go the refurbished or used route, you can definitely find it for under 700 bucks.
Not to mention with the manual video mode found on the V 60. You can shoot an 8k resolution unlike the s 20 s 20. Plus and s five ultra. Not to mention you have the quad DAC for playback. Thing q that I personally feel make it’s a better tool for content creation in terms of 8k video Versus a lot of the other phones out there. Next up, we have the iPad Pro. Now like I said, this is the 2018 model. This is a 12.9 inch.
So technically speaking, you could go with the 11 inch because you can get it for like 100 bucks cheaper. But at the time of this video, that’s 2018 4.9 inch is going from like 600 or 700 bucks, and you can get it even cheaper used. Next up, we have a gimbal This is the home gimbal. So if you missed that one, go ahead and give it a watch. It’s time coded. So you can find a spot where I talked about that gimbal. And just watch portion you want. But this is a really nice gimbal because it supports more weight than the new Zune I smooth x. This is the smooth x from home, I think that’s what it’s called. And I’m gonna link it down below.
So you can you know, check it out for yourself and read more about it. But it’s under 80 bucks. That’s the biggest reason why I went with this gimbal plus the weight limits and it’s a three axis gimbal Versus a two axis gimbal. Then we have the microphone that we’re going to be using to record audio. the road wireless go. And I did this for many reasons, it was difficult to come up with this decision. you have a lab built right into the transmitter.
And then the receiver is so lightweight. And the battery life on both units is really really good. Plus, the system is expandable, you can get things like like a little handheld microphone adapter. So you just slide the road wireless go in. And then you put the phone right on the end. And now you can do interviews. And you can expand it just by spending, you know, 20 3040 bucks here and there.
One thing I forgot to mention is if you decide to pick up the road wireless go and you’re using it with a smartphone, you need to get the proper cable This is not included in the box. And without this cable, it’s just not going to work with your smartphone. Okay, so moving right along, we had this little brackets, I believe it’s for the DJI Osmo like the original Osmo with the built in camera. I can’t remember who makes it but I’ll make sure I look it up and I’ll link it down below. And then I just have a you know, you know, mounted on the end here. And it has three different areas where you can mount something.
So you have a cold shoe here, here and here. And this is what we’re going to use to mount our microphone to and then this is going to go into the bottom of the gimbal you’ll see here in just a bit. And I believe Rhino camera gear makes these. They’re not very expensive and it just clips right on and it is lightweight. It doesn’t really cause image degradation or reduce sharpness, at least not that I can see. And for the price you really can’t go wrong. So now let’s go ahead and rig everything up.
I’m going to go ahead and take out the gimbal screw on this bottom plate and then the bracket needs to be facing that way so if the controls are here, the bracket needs to be facing away from you. And screw on the legs that will put the V 60 and then we just got to balance it a little. And now we can mount a microphone. So we’re gonna take the gray and plug it into the headphone jack. Now take the transmitter or the receiver and slide it into the brackets or into the cold shoe, my bed, and then take the transmitter and slide it into the other side. And I know you guys noticed that it has like a dead cat right here.
And that’s included in the box. But if you wanted to pick up more in Case you lost one, or if you’re afraid that you’re going to lose one, you can do so. And then you just plug in the black part of the cable into the receiver. And that’s it. So you can see, I’m in the stock camera app. Now we’ll go to Video, and you’ll see a little option for a microphone right here. That means that it’s using an external mic, you can see, if I unplug it, it turns to a different color.
That means it’s using the internal mics. So we’ll go ahead and plug it back in. Now if we go to the manual video mode, it’s gonna start using the camera instead of the front camera. And with the manual video mode selected and tap on the microphone, you can switch from internal to external. So now it’s using the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack a microphone. But yeah, let’s go ahead and head outside, get some samples. It’s gonna be fun. Yeah, let’s do it. One of the cool things about setup is I can set the camera pretty far away.
And long I’m centered in the frame, I know I’m going to be focused because I’ve learned that’s how the V 60 focuses is whatever’s in the middle of the frame. So long I’m in the middle of the frame, I have my rode wireless go clipped to my shirt, I can be I want away from the camera and still get good audio. So this is going to be great for, you know, vlogs for product reviews, or even. I don’t know, just like running gun stuff. Or if you wanted to interview someone you could do that. So yeah, hopefully this showed you a few possibilities setup is capable of doing.
Another really cool thing about having a mic that can detach that you can clip to your shirt is now I can be behind the camera to showcase how we went from having over 100 degree. Typical Florida, would you guys think? Personally I’m really impressed. I’m not trying to toot my own horn and say that I have amazing video quality. It’s not that not that at all. I’m impressed that I was able to edit an entire 8k video on a 2018 iPad Pro, not even a 2020 model. This is a 2018 model. That’s crazy. Granted, there were some issues making the experience far from perfect, but it’s completely doable.
We’ll talk about these problems in just a bit. First, let’s talk about the shooting experience. Not when I showcased this little get up for here. In the beginning of the video I said that it was the Portable and affordable 8k setup. I never said it was the best. And the issues that I experienced were really annoying and almost made the entire experience unenjoyable. The first of which is probably the worst.
It’s when using manual video mode on the LG V 60. Whenever you leave that specific page or the manual video mode, even if it’s to view a video that you just captured, it’s going to automatically reset all of your settings such resolution, white balance, ISO, shutter speed and even the microphone input. which means that every single time you choose to close the camera app or leave manual video mode, you have to redial in setting not cool for efficiency. Also strangely ISO and shutter speed are linked.
the shutter speed and leave your ISO in auto better known shutter priority mode. You can’t, it doesn’t make sense. The only other problem I ran into was with autofocus, which I figured out later on evening. the focus will just pulse and hunt like crazy, or it just won’t focus at all. It’s definitely a pain, which is why I don’t recommend shooting on camera content or a real content in 8k unless you have someone to help you out to make sure you are framed correctly and in focus. At least do this until you’re better at determining or not your middle frame. Now let’s talk about the editing experience.
Quick disclaimer. Luma fusion let you know that the footage is not optimized for Luma fusion right on import. So by no means am I blaming them for the problems that I ran into. I praised them for developing software that despite not being optimized, I was still able to edit an 8k timeline and export it to a 4k video. Throughout my experience editing the V 60. 8k footage, I ran into a bug where the reference window would just turn black. To fix this, the last screen and then go back to the original window that had the problem. No biggie but still not really good for efficiency.
Next up when trying to reverse one of the 8k clips Luma fusion would just shut down immediately. It didn’t matter which 8k clip, would cause a crash. Again, no biggie since most people probably don’t even use the reverse feature a lot anyways. However, the big one was when exporting an 8k timeline, it just doesn’t work. I used, I just could not get it to export.
4k was a bit difficult to export on its own, and I had to dial in specific settings which can be seen here. Regardless, I was able to make it work and I can only imagine this experience getting better and better over time with each update Luma fusion receives some shout out to Luma fusion for making a really great product.